Kennedy and Lincoln

  • Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846; Kennedy in 1946;
  • Lincoln was elected President in 1860; Kennedy in 1960;
  • The names Lincoln and Kennedy each contain seven letters;
  • Both were particularly concerned with civil rights;
  • Both wives lost their children while living in the White House;
  • Both Presidents were shouted on a Friday;
  • Both were shot in the head;
  • Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy; Kennedy's secretary was name Lincoln;
  • Both were assassinated by Southerners;
  • Both were succeeded by Southerners;
  • Both successors were named Johnson;
  • Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, was born in1808; Kennedy's successor, Lyndon Johnson, was born in 1908;
  • Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was born in 1839; Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was born in 1939;
  • Both assassins were known by their three names;
  • Both names are comprised of fifteen letters;
  • Booth run from a theatre and was captured in a warehouse; Oswald run from a warehouse and was captured in a theatre;
  • Both assassins were assassinated before their trials;
  • And now, the kicker:

    A week before Lincoln was shot, he was at Monroe, Maryland;

    A week before Kennedy was shot, he was at Marilyn Monroe.